Selection interviews

The key purpose of a selection interview is to assess the skills, experience and general background of the candidate in order to make a decision on his or suitability for the job.

The employer should take steps to avoid complaints of discrimination arising from the arrangements for the interview or the nature of the questioning.

The employer should ensure that it makes adequate records of what is said at the interview.


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Firms accused of ‘university snobbery’ in graduate recruitment

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Should salary history questions be outlawed?

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22 Aug 2019

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Jargon puts off half of graduate jobseekers

22 Aug 2019

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Guide to inclusive recruitment

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Teacher overlooked for promotion because she worked part time

18 Jul 2019

A teacher who was overlooked for a promotion because she was working reduced hours has received a £5,000 pay out...

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Recruitment: how overconfidence can suppress social mobility

21 May 2019

Confidence may be a welcome attribute in a job applicant but overconfidence, suggests new research, can drive inequalities, stifle social...

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